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Introducing the Pinstripe Alley Yankees Champions Series

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The lockout sent the Yankees’ offseason into a freeze, so why not pass the time with us by remembering the 27 championship teams?

Dan Brink

On October 15, 1923, Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees finally earned the prize that had eluded him for their first two decades of existence. They won their first World Series title, a well-earned triumph over the New York Giants after the crosstown rivals had broken their hearts the previous two years. Each player was honored with an engraved pocket watch.

The organization has matched this feat 26 times since then, albeit while awarding the eventual-standard rings rather than watches. Even though it’s been over a decade since the Yankees’ last championship, no team has even begun to approach their record 27 titles. Backed by stars like Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Joe DiMaggio, the team stormed to seven World Series victories between 1927-39, including the last four in a row. Just like that, the former also-ran Highlanders had won more World Series than any other team; everything since then has been padding the lead. Only the St. Louis Cardinals have reached double-digit titles, and they’ve been stuck at 11 since 2011.

It’s always fun to take a trip down memory lane to revisit the Yankees’ rich history, and with the MLB offseason frozen for the immediate future, we thought that it be fun to pass the time by looking back at each of the 27 championship teams. Every weekday for the next month, one of our writers will discuss a season — the top performers, the stories, and World Series heroics that came to define the franchise. We hope that you enjoy it and most importantly, that one day in the not-so-distant future, we can celebrate No. 28.

For now though, here’s the schedule for when each World Series-winning team will be covered, beginning today with Peter on the 1923 champions.

1923 — December 13th
1927 — December 14th
1928 — December 15th
1932 — December 16th
1936 — December 17th
1937 — December 20th
1938 — December 21st
1939 — December 22nd
1941 — December 23rd
1943 — December 24th
1947 — December 27th
1949 — December 28th
1950 — December 29th
1951 — December 30th
1952 — December 31st
1953 — January 3rd
1956 — January 4th
1958 — January 5th
1961 — January 6th
1962 — January 7th
1977 — January 10th
1978 — January 11th
1996 — January 12th
1998 — January 13th
1999 — January 14th
2000 — January 18th
2009 — January 19th